Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
“Coaxing an impressive range of dynamics, colours and depth of tone from her instrument, Hanslip totally engaged with the music from the outset [Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1]. Her full vibrato complimented perfectly the work’s more lyrical sections…."
CLASSICAL SOURCE (London)
CD Review: Bazzini Virtuoso Works for Violin and Piano (Naxos)
“Hanslip certainly has the confidence and technique for the repertoire: more importantly, she’s able to engage with each piece, bringing out its particular expressive character. Hanslip’s musical personality, graceful and with spontaneous verve, brings everything to life.”
“As the soloist in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto [Hanslip] was a phenomenon! She played the concerto superbly, in close connection with Czech conductor Petr Altrichter; lightning-quick changes of atmosphere and tempi perfectly in place. She bubbles with joy in the lively virtuosities, while she made a poetic miracle of the intimate Andante.”
CD Review: Adams Violin Concerto (Naxos)
“This might be one of Naxos’ best recordings ever. Young British violinist Chloe Hanslip is outstanding on this fascinating solo portrait CD. [Corigliano’s Red Violin Chaconne] demonstrates immediately that we are hearing a very special violinist. Hanslip’s sound is sensual, vocal and yearning and totally radiant in its top register. Leonard Slatkin has the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at their best with Hanslip out front displaying poise and authority that should be impossible at her age. I am converted - she is likely to become the greatest violinist of her generation.”